Google Nexus 7 3G launching in just six weeks?

Google Nexus 7 3G launching in just six weeks?The Asus-made Google Nexus 7 is a cracker of a tablet, offering both tremendous value for money and a wide range of features plus, of course, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

If only there was a 3G version, we hear you sigh. Well turn that frown upside down, because the Nexus 7 3G could be little more than six weeks away now.

MoDaCo quotes a source “with insider knowledge” as saying production of the 3G-enabled slate has been ramped up with the aim of getting the device on the shelves within six weeks.

It is believed that other than 3G support the spec will be identical to the current Wi-Fi-only Nexus 7, though that on its own might push the tablet's price beyond the £200 mark.

Aside from the rough six-week target, the MoDaCo insider doesn't have anything specific in terms of a launch date, or how wide the initial roll-out will be.

But we have full faith in the grapevine-infested underworld of the web, and trust that those details and more will reach our ears before too long.

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AhmadCentral  Sep. 3, 2012 at 22:08

This is one thing that has confused me. Adding a 3G radio pushes the price instantly by £100 or something ridiculous. I was looking at 10 inch tablets and i could see so many high spec ones for around £130-£180. Noticed none of them didn't have 3G so looked for 3G ones and the cheapest i could find was around £250+

Same goes for 7 inch tablets. Surely they can't be that expensive.

TBH i would just tether to my phone but still.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 22:12

This is one thing that has confused me. Adding a 3G radio pushes the price instantly by £100 or something ridiculous. I was looking at 10 inch tablets and i could see so many high spec ones for around £130-£180. Noticed none of them didn't have 3G so looked for 3G ones and the cheapest i could find was around £250+

Same goes for 7 inch tablets. Surely they can't be that expensive.

TBH i would just tether to my phone but still.

You're right, it's actually cheaper to buy a second phone and tether to that, rather than buy a 3G tablet.

Stelph  Sep. 3, 2012 at 22:53

Not as convenient tho.

On a side note since this article mentions the current android version is jelly bean, what is the next one? K-Y Jelly?

Pondlife  Sep. 3, 2012 at 22:56

Or a mifi which would probably work better, especially if it's the 2nd most recent one (385 I think) with onboard microsd.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 23:07

Or a mifi which would probably work better, especially if it's the 2nd most recent one (385 I think) with onboard microsd.
Haha, mobile NAS :p.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 23:08

Not as convenient tho.

On a side note since this article mentions the current android version is jelly bean, what is the next one? K-Y Jelly?

Now Pondy mentioned Mi-Fi, I think the convenience factor which 3G Tabs have has been considerably reduced.

Pondlife  Sep. 3, 2012 at 23:31

On a side note since this article mentions the current android version is jelly bean, what is the next one? K-Y Jelly?

If you eat KY Jelly as a dessert I think you've got more to worry about than android....
I think Key Lime Pie has been mooted but nothing announced as yet.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 23:37

On a side note since this article mentions the current android version is jelly bean, what is the next one? K-Y Jelly?

If you eat KY Jelly as a dessert I think you've got more to worry about than android....
I think Key Lime Pie has been mooted but nothing announced as yet.

Using the past to predict the future, we should see "K" in December, yay.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 4, 2012 at 00:17

Not as convenient tho.

On a side note since this article mentions the current android version is jelly bean, what is the next one? K-Y Jelly?

Im putting £50 on:


Android keylime pie

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 00:25

Not as convenient tho.

On a side note since this article mentions the current android version is jelly bean, what is the next one? K-Y Jelly?

Im putting £50 on:


Android keylime pie

I'd be willing to put £50 on that (unfortunately, I think I'd only get about £51 back :p).

Pondlife  Sep. 4, 2012 at 11:47

Think how much stelph could win if that name was released...

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:26

Think how much stelph could win if that name was released...
Enough to supply him with K-Y Jelly for life :p.

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